Originally posted by WestPoint23
you know what would be funny if the aurora really dosent exist.
It does, in certain circles it is not a seceret at all...
The misconception would be that it is in some way a military aircraft. Or a inteligence gathering aircraft..
Iv told the story before on how I know, I don't like talking about it because I never got permission from the family member who worked on the
Anyways, It is considered a "space plane" .. used for take off and landing much like a regular plane, only this one can break through the
atmosphere. It could be used in Bush's plan to militarize space, I would not know that.. I only know is that it was a project in the making, it got
shut down in the mid 90's and after 9/11 was restarted. Popular Mechanics Magazine did a nice special on it, they proved it was there by looking at
the budget and the blackhole of billions going into one single project, also looking at Patent submission by the Airforce and private contractors.
Nothing shows it will ever be used as a military aircraft though, which I hope it is just scientific and will be used by NASA.
EDIT: Decided to add how I know as vague as possible.
My uncle works as a head contractor, he makes up the big deals with the private companies with the Air Force. Some of the planes hes headed are the
F-22, the big plane that refuels other planes, a few smaller aircraft I'm not sure the names of.. the plane with the big disk on top (I'm not good
at planes if you can tell.. I just vividly remember the pictures and the little models all over his office..) and a shiny black one which had its own
shelf in his office. That one I am sure I was not supposed to see.. it looks exactly like the Aurora, of course when I saw it I was just 13 or so.. I
had no idea what it was. I was told it was a space plane, every one in the office with us apparently new about it, his secretary even made a joke
about it.. So a few years later I saw an article on it on the web, decided to ask my dad if he knew anything about what my uncle did and the mystery
plane. He apparently knew a lot about it, talked to me as if I should to.. naturally he talks to my uncle more and has known him longer then I lol..
Any ways, the jist of it is it is a space plane.. and they just re-started the project..
The reasons for secrecy if it is not a new weapon? .. It is my logical understanding of how our government works is that every thing is a secret until
it is blown open, which they usually have someone make wild claims to discredit their own work. We keep it secret because there are enemies out
there, that if they where to get the technology could be disastrous. someone really could make a weapon out of it (if we have not already) like say
China or even Russia.. the technology and the money it takes to construct planes like these or any other new exotic technology means we need to watch
for the big boys, not little terrorist states.. that's why it's secret.
[edit on 10/28/2006 by Rockpuck]